Plan your trip
Both Newport and Fishguard make a good base for this weekend, seven miles apart on the A487 coast road. Train station at Fishguard; T5 bus runs regularly to Newport Mon-Sat (plus Sundays in summer). Getting about into the woods and hills will need a car. WHERE TO STAY Country Walking stayed at
The Golden Lion (01239 820 321, www.goldenlionpembrokeshire. co.uk), a welcoming inn in Newport with 13 rooms. Beds are comfy with Welsh woollen cushions, the ensuite bathrooms are spotless, and there’s free wifi and a full Welsh or kippers for breakfast. Doubles from £100pn B&B. If you’re a big group, then you can hire the old-schoolnow- youth-hostel in Newport from £199pn. Sleeps 28. See exclusivehire.yha.org.uk. Or if you’re hardy enough for cool-weather camping then Ty Canol is a farm site right on the coast path (01239 820 264).
WHERE TO EAT
The Golden Lion has an airy restaurant and bustling bar, serving classics including beer-battered cod and chips, pie of the day, and Preseli lamb chops, as well as spicier dishes like haddock with chilli and coriander tempura batter or Thai green vegetable curry. Mains from £12.50. Up in the hills at Rosebush there’s the Tafarn Sinc (01437 532214, www.tafarnsinc. co.uk) or Zinc Pub, the highest hostelry in Pembrokeshire, named for the corrugated iron used in its construction. Inside is a curio-filled bar warmed by a log-burner with dishes like home-cooked faggots and onion gravy and Glamorgan sausages (v) with chutney. And out at Dinas Cross, there’s the Old
Sailor’s (01348 811491) with fish on the menu and gorgeous sea views.
i MORE INFORMATION
See www.visitpembrokeshire. com or call Fishguard tourist info centre on 01437 764551.